Optics and Photonics News recently published an article on recent and upcoming deployments of satellite laser communication systems are bringing Internet-like speeds for data transmission in space.
NASA’s first dedicated laser communication in space, the Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration (LLCD) Mission on NASA’s LADEE spacecraft in 2013, sent data across 400,000 km at a rate of 622 Mb/s. [NASA / Amber Jacobson]
Iridian provided filters for the spacecraft.
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